Thursday, 14 October 2021

4 Favourite Things in One Picture, Autumn Pinks, Turkey Soup

 This is Thursday, a lovely day to look back at the week and contemplate the weekend ahead. Thursday was my second favourite weekday...Friday being #1 signaling the work week ending. I used to say 4 pm on Friday was my all time favourite moment in a week.

Here is Neddy enjoying one of many walks down the deciduous tree lined path at the back of the property. This borders acres of undeveloped land so there are many trails to enjoy. Overnight it seems to have become leaf lined; lately the leaves are falling like snow.

I happened to step behind the Smoke tree and was treated to this view of pinks and reds.

Here's a little close up. Autumn pinks are so pretty. 

After Thanksgiving turkey comes the soup.  I added a can of my favourite tomatoes, San Marzano, to this one. I could have fed a platoon with this pot full. I always seem to make a lot of soup.
Below I've had this out in sight, in fact walk past it many times a day, but have I put in a stitch? No I have not, not one. But I will soon. The witch is waiting, beckoning to me (that would be creepy so hope she isn't, :). Actually I find her a little nostalgic as she looks like the witches we would have had in school and colouring books when I was a girl. 

Four favourite things are in this bottom photo.

We bought this very heavy brass German Shepard figurine at an auction for a couple of dollars. It is a loving reminder of the most loyal dog I ever had, Rex. Still very much in our thoughts.

The large pink carrying case holds my Hawk Run Hollow cross stitch project and everything I need to work on it, A Year At Hawk Run Hollow. With the warm day time temperatures I got to stitch on the veranda two days this week. I think that is the latest I've ever been able to do that. Amazing!

I love applique and have a few books that I look through and dream about. That one, Template Free Applique by Katie Friesen, has easy to follow directions and simple but effective drawings. Katie is probably better known for her book, Expressions of Morris, which gives you an idea of what style of applique she enjoys. Do you do that?  Enjoy looking through your books, dreaming about what you could stitch.

My journal for 2021 is nearing the end. I've enjoyed this soft covered one with the peaches and pears  by Punch Studio very much. Lots of pouches and opens so you can see the whole week over two pages without turning a page. I've been keeping track of my wish lists, shows watched, books read, purchases, gifts, events, blog posts, etc. All of it handy information for forgetful me. Journals and Notebooks by Punch Studio where I'll be looking for another one soon, God willing, as my grandmother used to say. 


I'm off now to take Neddy for his second walk of the day. He is the best excuse we could have to keep moving. 
Linking this post with Not Afraid of Color where many folks share their Thursday likes. Also linking with Brian's HomeLife in the ScrapatchConfessions of a Fabric AddictAlycia QuiltsFloral PassionsQuilting Patchwork Applique and My Quilt Infatuation.








26 comments :

Jenny said...

Rex was a very handsome dog indeed, and I certainly enjoyed reading about his adventures in your blog. The dog figurine is a lovely reminder. And I also recall the other part of the duo, Murphy, was she called? Our pets never leave our hearts.
I often look at our Birman Gemma and remember our previous cat Muffy, both completely different personalities.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Those leaf lined paths look like fun to explore. I love thee sound of crunching leaves a I walk.

Jackie said...

What a lovely journal!!! The colours are so soft and welcoming.

I imagine that the witch is calling you to add some stitches.

God bless.

Brian said...

You and Neddy are enjoying those pretty walks. I like that witch stitch!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great likes. Your leaves are much brighter than mine, ours are more yellow and golden this year, no reds or oranges. Yay for walks with Ned, keep moving! Your turkey soup looks yummy.

piecefulwendy said...

I envy you those lovely walks right outside your door! How pretty, and having a walk with Neddy sounds grand. I've made some soups lately too, with the fall weather nipping a bit. Nice post!

Jenn Jilks said...

I love Rex! What a find!
A lovely post. I'm not fond of soup. Yours looks wonderful!

PaintedThread said...

I love your fall colors. Lovely walking weather.

Angie said...

Jocelyn - gorgeous, warm, autumn colors! Belated Happy Thanksgiving! I am starting to get into the holiday mood - cooler temps always bring that on for me. I am always a little sad to see another year come to an end, but a crisp, blank journal sends shivers of excitement through me --- who knows what the new year will bring?

Nana said...

This seems to be a lovely litte applique book.

Nana

Linda said...

I love that view of Neddy on that tree-lined path. I agree that autumn pinks are the prettiest. That soup it looks so good! I think Thanksgiving leftovers are my favorite. I like them even more than the actual meal. Yes I look through books and dream about what I'd like to make. In my dream I finish each project right after I start it in my neat and clean studio - what a fantasy - lol! My daughter has gifted me with a pretty little journal for 2022, and I am determined to use it.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Resident Chef always starts out with one soup pot and by the time he's done adding to it there's often two big pots. Good thing we have a freezer! We've been for two drives over the past week - one to get apples on a very dull rainy day and therefore not good for pictures and the other was yesterday which started out sunny but then promptly turned dull. The area we explored had mainly poplars so mostly yellows and not the spectacular reds we had seen the day before. No pictures once again....sigh.

Sandee said...

Beautiful fall colors and I love the soup. Yummy. Comfort food when it's cold.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

Brian said...

Thanks for joining our Thankful Thrusday Blog Hop, we are happy you hopped in!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Beautiful place to walk!!! and soup - yummmm

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Such a beautiful area you live in, Jocelyn! I love your photos of it. That soup looks yummy, and I enjoy seeing all your stitching projects. Template Free Applique sounds intriguing!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Jocelyn! Oh, I love seeing Neddy enjoying the Fall weather and fresh fallen leaves. That turkey soup looks delicious. YUM! Happy Friday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

Yvonne said...

The colors of the leafs are so pretty, they are still pretty green over here in the Netherlands. Love the brass German Shepard.

gladiquilts said...

Do I look through books of pictures of quilts and dream about what I could stitch? Do I breathe?😊 And if not books, then quilts on Instagram and Pinterest! Lovely post!

LA Paylor said...

well lets start with that pic of Ned... astounding photography! It tells a story. I want the little journal. I track things I want to read or watch but like your list of what you have seen more. That pouch looks like one of the zippered bags Mary in Peoria told us about once, I immediately sent for some and love them to organize our projects too.
we'll end with turkey soup, the best smell and I'd like a big bowl please

Rosemary Dickinson said...

It surely looks like Fall in your area. Neddy is definitely enjoying it too! Your turkey soup looks so good! What a nice reminder of Rex!

riitta k said...

Fall colors of the woods look amazing in your photos. Sure the dog is happy to walk there. I am looking forward to your finished quilt!

QuiltGranma said...

That soup look absolutely delish! For some reason I have never added tomato to a turkey soup. I may just have to try that!

Janice said...

Your autumn colours are gorgeous. Kicking leaves is still something I love to do. They bring out the kid in me. Your soup looks nice and hearty. Just what you want as the weather cools down. Rex was the name of one of my grandmother’s dogs. He was a fine fellow too. A great find at the auction.

Frédérique said...

Lovely autumn colors, and what a pretty walk in the woods. Your soup looks yummy! I'm looking forward to seeing your beautiful embroidered quilt!
Thank you for linking up!

dq said...

Delicious post...soup, quilt, autumn scenes!!!